AUG 25, 2019

8 Steps We Can Take to Help the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond

Mother Earth is calling and we need to answer by helping to save
the Amazon rainforest from the recent wildfires. 

Amazon rainforest fires

 photo: reddit, WWF

 This month, we received devastating news that the Amazon rainforest is on fire and has been for three weeks now. The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and home to a diverse number of species, covering plants, mammals, fish, and insects. Can you believe that this vast area of 5.5 million square kilometres generates more than 20% of the world’s oxygen? No wonder it is referred to as the “lungs of the planet” and is essential in our fight against global warming. Therefore, this is a matter of life and death and it is in our hands to save it.

Based on reports, the wildfires were caused by deforestation initiatives to clear the land and prepare it for agriculture and cattle farming. Sadly, records show that this year marks the worst number of fires compared to recent years, hitting about 74,000. Much has been said about who is to blame for this catastrophe, but instead of focusing on the controversies surrounding it, why not focus on what we can do NOW, right? Here are eight ways we can help to save the Amazon Rainforest:

8 WAYS WE CAN HELP TO SAVE THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

Reduce meat consumption icon

According to UN climate change report, eliminating or reducing our meat consumption could help protect the planet from climate change.

Greenpeace petition icon

Make our voices heard by signing Greenpeace petitions here.

Donation to Protect an Acre icon

Make a donation to Protect an Acre and help indigenous and frontline communities suffering devastating losses
in Brazil.

Join WWF Icon

Join WWF to restore nature, protect wildlife, and improve the state of our planet for future generations.

Donate to Rainforest Trust icon

Donate to rainforest conservation at
Rainforest Trust.

Support Amazon Aid Foundation icon

Support the arts, sciences, and other projects that raise awareness about the Amazon through the Amazon Aid Foundation.

Support the climate change policy icon

Vote for leaders who understand the urgency of the climate crisis and support the climate change policy.

#VEERAHwarriors, let’s do our part together!